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Expert Group on Digital Cultural Heritage and Europeana (DCHE)

The Digital Cultural Heritage and Europeana Expert Group is a forum for cooperation in digitisation, and online cultural material and preservation.

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The Digital Cultural Heritage and Europeana (DCHE) Expert Group reviews and discusses policies for digital cultural heritage. In particular, assists the European Commission in monitoring progress and assessing the impact of the implementation of the European Commission Recommendation on digitising and digital preservation (.pdf) and related Council Conclusions (.pdf).

Moreover, the Group provides high quality advice on specific policy issues where such advice is important for the development of EU policies and legislation.

A sub-group on Europeana of the DCHE Expert Group has been established to provide the DCHE with advice on certain aspects of the Europeana Digital Service Infrastructure. This includes Europeana’s general objectives, governance, strategic plan for 2020-2025 (.pdf), evolution and sustainability. The sub-group on Europeana has 12 members: 8 members appointed following an open call for applications, and 4 members appointed by nominations of Member States.

For the full list of expert group and sub-group members, please check the Register of Commission Expert groups and other similar entities.

Meetings of the DCHE Expert Group

Meetings of the sub-group on Europeana


Commission sets up a Centre for digital preservation of cultural heritage and launches projects supporting digital innovation in schools

The Commission launched this week a European competence centre aiming to preserve and conserve European Cultural Heritage. The centre, which will work for a period of three years, has been granted up to €3 million from the Horizon 2020 programme. It will set up a collaborative digital space for cultural heritage conservation and give access to repositories of data, metadata, standards and guidelines.

Commission launches public consultation on digital access to European cultural heritage

The Commission has opened a public consultation on the opportunities offered by digital technologies for the cultural heritage sector. Stakeholders and all interested people are invited to provide feedback on the Recommendation of 2011 on digitising cultural material and digital preservation. The aim is to propose a more appropriate policy instrument to support the digital transformation of cultural heritage.

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